Dress Rehearsal

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Your wedding is the day you take center stage, so you want to find a gown that makes you shine. With the help of the talented dancers from the Cincinnati Ballet—which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season—we present stunning wedding day looks that will sweep you off your feet.

Sarah Hairston, principal from Charleston, South Carolina. Joined in 2001.Reem Acra Nissa gown, $5,550; Paris Golden Apple hairpin, $225; Bridal and Formal. Lulu baroque pearl earrings, $152, The Fig Leaf. Sethi gold bangle with diamonds, $4,700, Peek of Chic. Tacori 18-karat yellow gold engagement ring, $3,680 (setting only), The Richter & Phillips Co. Bouquet by Robin Wood Flowers.

 

Monique Lhuillier jeweled corset top, $3,900, and Jules gathered ribbons skirt, $3,300, Bridal and Formal. Pink wrap sweater, $15, Hi-Bred. Coralia Leets rose quartz teardrop earrings, $185, The Fig Leaf. Meira T rose-gold bangle with amazonite stone, $1,740, Peek of Chic. Gregg Ruth fancy yellow engagement ring, $9,995 (setting only), The Richter & Phillips Co.

 

Reem Acra Goddess gown, $5,995, Bridal and Formal. Aquamarine and silver beaded teardrop earrings, $360, The Fig Leaf. Meira T white-gold bracelet with diamonds, $990, and pyrite bracelet with druzy stone and diamonds, $1,155, Peek of Chic. Martin Flyer emerald-cut center with halo platinum engagement ring, $4,000 (setting only), The Richter & Phillips Co.

“I love telling a story through my body and being able to get to that completely vulnerable state in front of any audience.” —Sarah Hairston

Maizyalet Velázquez, soloist from Cieba, Puerto Rico. Joined in 2007.
James Gilmer, Corps de Ballet from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Joined in 2011.
On Maizyalet: Theia gown, $1,995, Amanda’s Hyde Park Bridal. Paris Twilight earrings, $390, and Twilight bracelet, $450, Bridal and Formal. Meira T rose-gold bangle with diamonds and amazonite stone, $1,740, Peek of Chic. On James: Black Ludlow Collection jacket, $525, and pants, $265, J. Crew. Hugo Boss shirt, $115, Saks Fifth Avenue.

“When I’m on stage I feel like I become the character that I’m portraying. It’s similar to being in front of a camera because you have to express a story through your body and portray a distinct feeling or attitude that may not be your own.” —James Gilmer

 

Abigail Morwood, Corps de Ballet from Montgomery, Alabama. Joined in 2009.
Catherine Deane Beams-of-Light dress, $850, BHLDN.com. Theia belt, $295, Amanda’s Hyde Park Bridal. Paris Glad Tidings earrings, $270, Bridal and Formal. Meira T rose-gold necklace with diamonds and druzy stone, $2,090, Peek of Chic. Christopher Designs 14-karat rose-gold engagement ring, $3,699 (setting only), The Richter & Phillips Co.

“It feels so natural to dance that when I do, I know I was made to do it. Being on stage is one of the most wonderful feelings there is.” —Abigail Morwood


Sirui Liu Corps de Ballet from Shanghai, China. Joined in 2011.
Patric Palkens, senior soloist from Lewistown, Montana. Joined in 2011.
On Sirui: Jim Hjelm gown, $4,350, Bridal and Formal. Getana rose-gold stud earrings, $1,143; Meira T rose-gold necklace with diamonds and druzy stone, $2,090; Belargo long silver necklace, $150; Sethi Simple Elegance silver and rose-gold bangles with diamonds, $4,400 and $3,900; Peek of Chic. On Patric: Gray Ludlow Collection pants, $225, and vest, $135, J. Crew. Hugo Boss shirt, $115, Saks Fifth Avenue. Black Alfani tie and clip, $49.50, Macy’s.

On Sirui: Reem Acra Lilianna gown, $5,150; Paris Twilight bracelet, $450; Bridal and Formal. Robindira moonstone earrings, $90, and natural pearl and pyrite necklace, $270, The Fig Leaf. Christopher Designs 14-karat rose-gold engagement ring, $3,699 (setting only), The Richter & Phillips Co. On Patric: Gray Ludlow Collection pants, $225, J. Crew. Hugo Boss shirt, $115, Saks Fifth Avenue.

There’s nothing like performing in front of hundreds of people. It’s indescribable. But what is going through my head is something more like ‘Ouch, that hurt’ or ‘Don’t drop this girl.’ —Patric Palkens

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